TPWD – Park/Historic Site Superintendent III

September 12, 2021
Karnack, TX
Job Type


To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

TO APPLY: Application must be completed at:

HIRING CONTACT: Chris True, (903) 566-0535

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Caddo Lake State Park, 245 Park Road 2, Karnack, TX 75661

NOTE: Selected candidate will be required to live on-site in State housing with a monthly deduction of $193.33 . Housing rate is established by TPWD policy, calculated using federal guidelines, and may change according to market value.
Performs highly complex (senior-level) park/historic site management work. Under the direction of the Regional Director, this position is responsible for the preservation, protection, administration, operation, and maintenance of Caddo Lake State Park. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: cultural and natural resource stewardship; financial management, including budget planning, preparation, and monitoring; revenue management and human resources management; public safety programs; maintenance and repair of facilities, grounds, and equipment; customer service, public relations, marketing, and promotion; and interpretation and education, coordinating special events, engaging in community outreach, volunteer development, and coordination of partnerships. Identifies, develops, and administers program budgets. Responsible for other assigned projects required by the Region and Austin Headquarters. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.

Four years experience in (1) natural/cultural resource management; or (2) interpretation or education; or (3) general maintenance; or (4) public safety; or (5) promotions or public relations or marketing; or (6) personnel management; or (7) administrative oversight;
Two years experience as a supervisor or team leader.
NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.

If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees hired prior to January 1, 1998 with a minimum of sixty hours may substitute two years of TPWD experience in park/historic site management, supervision or operations for the required degree.

Experience as a supervisor or team leader in park/historic site operations and management;
Experience in budget development and management;
Experience in managing and developing personnel;
Experience with community outreach and coordination of partnerships;
Experience managing natural, cultural, and other park/historic site resources.

Knowledge of all phases of park/historic site administration and operations;
Knowledge of personnel management;
Knowledge of cultural and natural resource management;
Knowledge of accounting and accountability of revenue collection;
Knowledge of interpretation/education programs;
Knowledge of maintenance management;
Knowledge of human resource management;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in planning, assigning, and/or supervising the work of others;
Skill in personnel management and effectively supervising employees while maintaining and fostering a team environment;
Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;
Skill in public relations and developing beneficial relationships and promotional partnerships with volunteer groups, leased concessionaires, and other outside agencies/organizations;
Skill in making independent, sound, and timely decisions;
Skill in the administration of business operations and facilities;
Skill in overseeing equipment usage, and ground repairs and techniques;
Ability to develop and follow Fiscal Control Plans;
Ability to carry out public and employee safety programs;
Ability to coordinate maintenance, repair, or construction of park/historic site facilities, as well as maintenance/repair of equipment;
Ability to work under stressful conditions;
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to accurately handle transactions and account for revenue collected;
Ability to develop and maintain financial systems, accountability of budgets, purchasing, revenue collections, inventories, and agency property;
Ability to effectively manage and respond to complaints, emergencies, stressful situations, and large groups of people;
Ability to enforce appropriate park/historic site rules and regulations in a fair and consistent manner;
Ability to manage financial systems, accountability of budgets, purchasing, revenue collection, inventory, and property;
Ability to supervise the work of others;
Ability to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Required to work in a high visitation public park/historic site with overnight camping and day use;
Required to work 40 hours per week, includes various schedules with hours other than 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays;
Required to respond to emergencies and on-call situations;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Required to live on-site in State housing with a monthly deduction of $193.33 . Housing rate is established by TPWD policy, calculated using federal guidelines, and may change according to market value;
May be required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;
Must conform to TPWD work rules, safety procedures, and dress and grooming standards;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Oct 1, 2021, 10:59:00 PM

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